Following WH roundtable, Intel says it wants to help manufacture chips for car makers in the next 6-9 months to alleviate the US auto industry's chip shortage
The chief executive of Intel Corp told Reuters on Monday the company is in talks to start producing chips for car makers to alleviate a shortage that has idled automotive factories.
Nvidia unveils eight new RTX GPUs for laptops, desktops, and datacenter workstations, with over 2x performance improvements touted for many workflows
Nvidia unveiled eight new Ampere-based graphics processing units (GPUs) for workstations and high-end PCs.
Nuance is Microsoft's fourth $5B+ acquisition since 2016; other than Microsoft, only Amazon among the Big Five has spent $5B+ on an acquisition in that span
Microsoft acquired Nuance for $16 billion and has held recent talks to buy Discord and TikTok as Apple, Facebook, Google and Amazon come under regulatory fire.
The FCC releases a speed test app on Android and iOS to help measure internet speeds in the US, and will use the data to inform its broadband deployment efforts
The FCC is calling on the public to use its Speed Test app in order to help correct the agency’s broadband maps. It’s available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
Salesforce to reopen its San Francisco tower in May, initially for people who are fully vaccinated, but employees can work from home through 2021
Salesforce's 61-floor tower in San Francisco will initially reopen for people who are fully vaccinated and get tested for coronavirus regularly.
Nvidia will let customers rent its DGX A100 SuperPod mini supercomputers instead of buying them and introduces a subscription offering
Nvidia announced that it will enable customers to rent its Nvidia DGX Station A100 mini supercomputers instead of buying them.
Twitter says it plans to hire its first product and engineering teams in Africa, based in Ghana, calling the country a “champion of democracy”
Twitter Inc. is planning to hire its first product and engineering team in Africa, an effort to expand its workforce in emerging markets where the social-media company hopes to attract new users.
Nvidia debuts Drive Atlan SoC for autonomous vehicles that is 4x to 33x as powerful as its other autonomous driving-focused chips, Drive Xavier and Drive Orin
Nvidia's new Drive Atlan system-on-chip for autonomous driving can deliver up to 33 times the performance of the previous generation.
Intel's Mobileye says it will launch a fully driverless delivery service in 2023 and is working with Udelv to make 35,000 autonomous delivery vehicles by 2028
Mobileye is joining forces with Udelv to launch a fully autonomous delivery service in 2023. The companies are building their own vehicle called the Transporter, and they have plans to produce over 35,000 of them over several years.
Nvidia launches Jarvis conversational AI framework in general availability, after garnering 45K+ downloads since launching in preview in May of last year
Nvidia announced general availability of Jarvis, an AI framework that supports a range of conversational uses cases and applications.
Nvidia announces Omniverse Enterprise suite for real-time remote, collaborative, photorealistic graphics design in a shared virtual space
Nvidia announces Omniverse Enterprise suite for real-time, photorealistic graphics design - SiliconANGLE
Nvidia debuts TAO, an enterprise workflow for AI development incorporating Nvidia TensorRT and Nvidia's Transfer Learning Toolkit, available now in early access
Nvidia released a new enterprise-focused workflow called TAO that's designed to help companies use cutting-edge AI techniques.
NVIDIA unveils Grace, a high-performance Arm-based server CPU for large-scale neural network workloads, expected to become available in NVIDIA products in 2023
Nvidia announces Morpheus, an AI-powered cloud-native app framework to help cybersecurity providers detect and prevent breaches in real-time, now in preview
Nvidia's new Morpheus platform is an app framework aimed at providing enterprises with AI-powered protections against cyberattacks.
MLB announces that venerable trading card company Topps will begin selling new NFT baseball cards via the WAX blockchain starting on April 20
Topps has announced that it will release official NFT baseball cards with the MLB on April 20th. It’s a similar approach to the NBA’s incredibly popular Top Shot basketball clips.
Apple Support docs show that unusual mid-production hardware changes were made to its A12, A13, and S5 chips last fall, to update the Secure Storage Component
Apple made unusual mid-production hardware changes to the A12, A13, and S5 processors in its devices in the fall of 2020 to update the Secure Storage...
Estonia-based identity verification startup Veriff raises $69M Series B led by IVP and Accel, bringing its total raised to $92.8M
Veriff, an Estonia-based technology company focused on identity verification, announced today that it has secured $69 million in a series B funding round led by investment firms IVP and Accel.
Filing: Uber says its mobility unit passed $30B in annualized gross bookings in March and its delivery unit passed a $52B annualized run rate, up 150% YoY
Uber has seen a pick-up in demand for ride-hailing lately, as states begin to relax their restrictions and roll out vaccines.
Huawei says it will invest $1B in researching self-driving and EV tech this year, following Xiaomi's similar $10B investment over a decade
Huawei Technologies Co. will invest $1 billion on researching self-driving and electric-car technologies, accelerating plans to compete with Tesla Inc. and Xiaomi Corp. in the world’s biggest vehicle arena.
Microsoft says it has acquired speech tech company Nuance for $19.7B in cash, a 23% premium on its Friday closing price, as it boosts its healthcare offerings
Acquisition will combine solutions and expertise to deliver new cloud and AI capabilities across healthcare and other industries REDMOND, Wash., and BURLINGTON, Mass. – April 12, 2021 – Microsoft Corp (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Nuance Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: NUAN) today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire Nuance for $56.00 […]
Austin-based insurance comparison service The Zebra raises $150M Series D at a $1B+ valuation, bringing its total raised to $251.5M
The Zebra intends to leverage more customer data to create personalized experiences and create more products.
Sources: White House chip shortage meeting with Alphabet, Intel, TSMC, GM, and others is to air grievances and isn't expected to produce substantive outcomes
Top Biden administration officials will hear Monday from companies vying with each other for a sharply constrained global supply of semiconductors, as the White House tries to figure out how to relieve a shortage that’s idled automakers worldwide.
Google urges Biden admin to join a US-EU technology council to prevent further barriers to trade and data flows, citing an “explosion in national policies”
Google is worried that an "explosion in national policies" is harming technology trade between the US and Europe, and considers the threat greater than the trade dispute between the US and China.
After a $2.8B fine, Alibaba says it is unaware of other investigations under China's anti-monopoly law, besides inquiries into M&A that span the entire industry
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. said that it’s unaware of any other probes by China’s antitrust regulator after the e-commerce giant was slapped with a record fine for its business practices.
A look at eLocust3m, an app that uses AI and GPS to combat locust swarms in East Africa, replacing an antiquated tablet-based program
A hastily formed crowdsourcing operation to contain the insects in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia could help manage climate-related disasters everywhere.
Tiger Global is aggressively investing in Indian startups, including 20+ of 47 Indian unicorns; Indian has 10 unicorns this year already, up from 11 last year
Recent roars from an investment firm, credited to put Indian startups on the global map in the past decade and a half, are turning local young firms into unicorns at a pace never seen before in the world’s second largest internet market. Tiger Global has finalized — or is in late stages of concluding — […]
Under intense pressure from China, Ant Group will become a financial holding company that is regulated more like a bank, among other changes
Jack Ma’s Ant Group Co. will drastically revamp its business, bowing to demands from Chinese authorities that want to rein in the country’s fast-growing Internet giants.
Apple and Google block an update to NHS COVID-19 app that uploads logs of venue check-ins, citing API terms on collecting location data
Apple and Google's rules state that no location data from app users can be shared.
British cybersecurity company Darktrace announces plans for a London IPO; one source says it could value the company at around $3B to $4B
British cybersecurity company Darktrace Plc announced plans for an initial public offering in London, marking the first major company to plan a listing on the exchange after Deliveroo Holdings Plc flopped in its market debut.
Google is rolling out “Heads Up”, a Digital Wellbeing feature that tells users to raise their head when walking while on Pixel devices
Google has started rolling out a new Digital Wellbeing feature called Heads Up to keep users alert while walking.
Sources: Apple is in early stages of developing a product that combines an Apple TV with a HomePod speaker and has a FaceTime camera and smart home functions
Apple Inc. has been a laggard in the smart-home space, but a versatile new device in early development could change that.
Sources detail how Facebook allowed state-backed political manipulation in small countries, prioritizing abuses considered PR risks in countries like the US
A Guardian investigation exposes the breadth of state-backed manipulation of the platform
How startups like Blockchain.com, banks, exchanges, and states like Wyoming are expanding crypto trading infrastructure to traditional capital markets
Experiments in blockchain-based exchanges—with nearly instant, ‘round-the-clock trading—are gaining steam, but critics warn of volatility and risk.
Russian e-commerce company Ozon says it will apply for a banking license to expand its fintech services, and plans to offer loans to merchants
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Sources: Apple faces supply constraints due to issues with MiniLED display production, but still plans to debut two iPad Pros later this month
The next-generation display destined to be a highlight of Apple Inc.’s upcoming top-tier iPad Pro is facing production issues that could lead to short initial supplies of the new device, according to people familiar with the matter.
Sources: Biden admin to announce the nominations of ex-NSA deputy director Chris Inglis as first national cyber director and Jen Easterly as CISA head on Monday
Chris Inglis will be appointed national cyber director; Jen Easterly to CISA.
A look at Tencent's TJ Sports, which surpassed $152M in total revenue since 2019 and runs the League of Legends Pro League, the largest esports league by size
At the height of the global pandemic in October, more than 6,000 people packed into a new 25-acre stadium in Shanghai to watch one of the world’s biggest sporting contests. Another 45 million tuned in online, about as many as watched the six games of the 2020 NBA Finals on TV. The matchup was the League of Legends world championship -- a watershed moment for competitive gaming and its overseer Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Employees at Tencent Music, Meituan, and other Chinese tech giants are expecting increased antitrust scrutiny and penalties after Alibaba's record $2.8B fine
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Substack strikes deals with trans writers, amid claims it supports allegedly anti-trans writers and is a kind of lucrative off ramp for “cancel culture” victims
A company that makes it easy to charge for newsletters has captivated an anxious industry because it embodies larger forces and contradictions.
Apple should stop saying the App Store adds meaningful security, which seeds cynicism among devs, and focus more on macOS-style system-level protections for iOS
When Kosta Eleftheriou first started revealing scam upon scam in the App Store, I have to admit I didn't quite get it. How were all these multi-million dollar scams being allowed into the App Store in the first place? And why weren't they being expediently removed when scores of customers complained in their 1-star reviews? The answer ...
Israel-based Talon Cyber Security, which is developing software to protect distributed work forces as enterprises shift to hybrid work models, raises $26M seed
Israeli company Talon Cyber Security is developing security solutions designed for hybrid working.
Responding to Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Mike Lee, Apple says it will make Chief Compliance Officer Kyle Andeer available at an upcoming hearing on app stores
Apple Inc. said in a letter to Senators Amy Klobuchar and Mike Lee that it will make a top executive available at an upcoming hearing regarding the App Store after lawmakers publicly criticized the company for not doing so.
Reporting on tech from India “feels like having a front-row seat to the country's rapid slide into authoritarianism”, as Big Tech companies remain silent
I love writing about tech. But covering how a Hindu nationalist government is using it to destroy a secular democracy isn’t what I signed up for.
Google confirms it is ending support for Google Shopping apps on Android and iOS, as it expands shopping functionality in Search and apps like YouTube
A new Google Shopping experience that featured a personalized homepage launched in 2019 and a new Android app. The latter is...
Game streaming services like Xbox Game Pass allow disabled gamers to try new games without wasting money on potentially inaccessible games
Services like Xbox Game Pass and PlayStation Now allow users to easily see if a new title is accessible without having to buy it first.
Sources: Microsoft in advanced talks to buy speech technology company Nuance Communications for ~$16B, or $56 a share, a 23% premium to Nuance's Friday close
Adding crypto to IndiaStack, a set of national APIs for payments and identity, could allow India to build an OSS stack for domestic and foreign transactions
Use the digital rupee to facilitate domestic commerce and crypto protocols to attract international investment.
Austin has been a top destination for tech workers leaving CA during Covid, and residents are concerned about how the new wave is affecting city's culture
The city, which has been booming for a decade, has been the top destination for tech workers leaving California during Covid.
Erroneously unredacted court docs reveal Google ran a secret program called “Project Bernanke” that used past bid data to boost its win rate in ad auctions
The program used past bid data to boost the tech company’s win rate in advertising auctions, according to a court filing.
Report: data of 1.3M Clubhouse profiles, including names, social media handles, and more, apparently posted on a hacker forum; Clubhouse has not confirmed
An SQL database containing 1.3 million Clubhouse user records has been leaked for free on a popular hacker forum.